Before Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark for Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, the Armored Avenger is set to headline the feature-length anime Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, and Marvel Entertainment has just released a new trailer for the direct-to-video movie ahead of its release next month.
Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui) from a story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore marks the latest collaboration between Marvel and animation studio Madhouse, who produced the Marvel anime series Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade. The voice cast includes Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Damnation) as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle / The Punisher, and Clare Grant (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Natalia Romanova / Black Widow.
“Billionaire Tony Stark, in his Iron Man armor, prevents an attack from a mysterious new foe, but innocent bystanders are killed, including his best friend War Machine, Lt. Colonel James Rhodes. Detained for questioning by S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man escapes, determined to find the mastermind behind the attack. Pursued by Black Widow and Hawkeye, Iron Man enlists the help of the ruthless vigilante The Punisher. But can the Armored Avenger handle what he finds when he catches the person responsible and is forced to face his deadliest weapon, a biotechnology called Technovore that could wipe out all life on the planet?”
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on April 16th.